A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - generally executing a script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of your content can be created in a separate folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because it is possible to get numerous things carried out automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs in no time. In case you don't have previous experience with these kinds of things, you'll find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, picking one or more time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The sole thing that you will have to enter manually is the specific task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. More knowledgeable users can also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your cloud hosting plan enables you to have, you can upgrade this attribute in batches of five with only a few clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to install as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you can select how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The two things that you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.